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Swapping old HD with OS into new machine


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mlwjackson

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I'm have put together a new machine (MSI K9NBPM2-FID mobo, 2 GB Corsair DDR2 800, AMD 64 X2 5000+). I am attempting to move the C: drive (WD Cavier wd400 - it has XP Pro loaded) from a previous computer to the new one. The compter posts fine and I have been able to get the bios all setup but it is not booting into windows. It goes through the boot up process then I get the black screen that offers me the opporunity to start normally, in Safe mode, Safe mode with command prompt, etc.... If I tell it to proceed with any of the options it goes black of a few seconds then a blue screen flashes ever so briefly that I cannot read it. I assume that what I am seeing is that windows has checked the hash score and it will not accept it.

Is this where I need to do a repair install of windows? Where do I go from here?
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Is this where I need to do a repair install of windows? Where do I go from here?

ayep...but that's not 100% guaranteed to fix it

Repair the Windows XP installation.

To do this, follow these steps:
  • Make sure that the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive is the first priority startup device.
    See your computer documentation for information about how to do this.
  • Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then restart your computer.
  • When the instruction to "Press any key to boot from CD" appears, press a key. Your computer starts from the Windows XP CD.
  • When the computer starts from the CD, the system verifies your hardware, and then prompts you to select one of the following options:

    - To set up Windows XP now, press ENTER
    - To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.
    - To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

  • Press ENTER.
  • Press F8 to accept the Licensing Agreement.
  • A box lists your current Windows XP installation, and then the computer prompts you to select one of the following options:

    - To repair the selected Windows XP installation, press R.
    - To continue installing a fresh copy of Windows XP without repairing, press ESC.

  • Press R.
You'll get to keep your existing apps & settings, but you need to re-install SP2, Windows Updates & any unsigned drivers afterwards.
NOTE: Be aware that you'll lose any protection from Blaster / Sasser type worms. Don't go online without a firewall, whether the built in Windows one or 3rd party.

How to Perform A Re-Install Of XP.
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Thank you for the confirmation. Hopefully I will not need further assistance getting the OS running.
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